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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss three realizations regarding therapist boundary violations.
-Discuss five biases regarding therapists’ self-perception.
-Discuss two patterns regarding therapist sexual violation.
-Discuss three hurdles regarding collapse of the therapeutic space.
-Describe four characteristics regarding client and therapist therapeutic alliance.
-Discuss four warnings regarding client attachment to therapist.
-Discuss six categories regarding mental health professionals with mental illness.
-Discuss gender role conflict in therapy.
-Discuss three factors regarding perspective of abuse in the consulting room.
-Discuss characteristics of relational autonomy.
-Discuss four phases of psychological helplessness.
-Discuss five strategies regarding healing from sexual trauma.
-Discuss three obstacles to healing progress.
-Discuss three feelings regarding disclosure of sexual assault.
-Explain what does the NASW Code state, the AAMFT, NBCC, and APA prohibit sexual relationship with former client’s for a period of two years.
-Explain what is an example of a forceful cognitive intervention to use with a client’s self-defeating patterns, if used correctly, will not violate the balance of power.
-Explain what behavior on the part of clients put therapists in a position of power and yet impedes the therapist in his or her task of assisting clients to transcend their limited notions of themselves.
-Explain what your client probably expecting and why, when they enter your office and demands that you accommodate every one of his or her detailed requests before he or she will agree to work with you.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."